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Re: mitigating botnet C&Cs has become useless
On Aug 13, 2006, at 8:35 AM, Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. wrote:
Oops, I see how you could spin it that way... Let me spin it back..
What if the malware your kid's PC (or better yet, your PC) was just infected with came through a virus received in email for which no fix was currently available and the resident AV solution was unaware?
Now you can't watch the game tonight, or your favorite show, or use skype to chat with your daughter in Europe, or check your email, [or call 911?] all because the malware triggered something on the network side that resulted in you being "walled gardened"?
My position here is aligned with Sean's and Arjan's. IF you were able
to offer any such "walled-garden" services it's not simply a binary thing,
there's a large array of variables that need to be accounted for
technically - entirely independent of the economic ones surrounding
services that are hardly profitable already.
I believe there exists a significant opportunity here for such value- adds
for broadband and other services alike, but it's at least initially going to
be a rather complicated one.